In one kitchen, which lacks in natural light, your brown cabinets can make room feel darker. It is significant to balance dark wood by painting walls in a lighter shade, so that you can make your space brighten and give it a more inviting feel. A color like pale yellow will provide a warm and sunny look, which can make your kitchen feel inviting and cozy. Like white color, it is a contrasting color with brown in cabinets.
But, look is very softer and warm undertones within both shades naturally complement each other for one polished look. Terra cotta color is one ideal option as it is not dark enough so that it can make your kitchen seem smaller, but still it is deep enough for balancing brown in cabinets. But if you have some worries about kitchen looking too dark then incorporate beige or ivory accents for helping brighten up space.